Overland guard Darius Pardner signs with Mountain Lions

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 25, 2011

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball coach Russ Caton announced Monday that he had received a National Letter of Intent from Overland High School guard Darius Pardner.

Pardner averaged 16 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.6 rebounds as a senior this past season. He made 50 percent of his two-point field goal attempts and 44.5 percent from 3-point range. He was a 75 percent free throw shooter.

"Darius has everything we are looking for in a guard," said Caton. "I'm excited to see what Darius will be able to accomplish in the time he will be playing here at UCCS. He is a good scoring guard that is going to fit in well with our returners and the new guys we have coming in."

Pardner had 37 points and six assists in Overland's loss to 18-8 Abraham Lincoln on Dec. 13. He scored 20 or more in six other games.

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